These days, the kind of music that dominates our air waves focuses more on beats rather than meaningful lyrics. Don’t get me wrong, I love beats. Especially Nigerian beats but in addition to that, I would love to hear lyrics that edify and have real depth to it.
Every song seems to touch upon sex, violence, women and how to make and spend money.
I listened to J. Jessie’s –price Tag and the message it conveyed just had me listening to it over and over again.
“ Just stop for a minute and smile
Why is everybody so serious?!
… money can’t buy us happiness …”
These sort of songs make us rethink our priorities and thus makes us better individuals.
I would prefer to listen to only Christian songs which I totally enjoy but most of them do not give me the kind of dance beat I love. 🙂
So, personally, I listen to secular music as long as
… it is true, noble, right, pure.
Lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.
– Philippians 4: 8
For me, the content of the song is what determines if I’ll be listening or not.
If a song contains lyrics that are immoral or violent, then it definitely isn’t for me.
Listening to songs that do not edify can actually influence our thoughts negatively.
Most importantly, the Holy spirit is our best guide. He sees and knows those things that we cannot perceive with our human senses.
If only we will allow Him to direct us, we will be just fine.